Inaugural junior science test creates mixed opinions

Inaugural junior science test creates mixed opinions

Alexa Melnitsky

On May 30 and 31st, juniors were required to take a government-issued science test called the New Jersey Student Learning Assessment for Science that will currently not count towards grades.
 
The test lasted around 2.5 hours per day and opinions on the test were mixed.
 
“I hadn’t taken physics at all, or biology since freshman year,” junior Lily Dec said. “I would have prefered to review for finals instead of taking a test that didn’t count for anything.”
 
Unbeknownst to many, opting out of the test was an option. Those who were aware that they could opt-out chose to do so in order to focus more of their attention on classwork.
 
“I opted out,” junior Jess Szulc said. “[In my opinion] going to class was a bigger priority than taking a test that didn’t count for anything.”
 
Regardless of opinion, the test is expected to be administered by the state in the future.